Doing Good, Day 27
From the BHE archive:
We use the word “good” loosely in the English language. We say “good job” when someone has done a task well. We say “veggies are good for you,” because vegetables are beneficial to your health. We say “that house has a good foundation” meaning the house’s foundation is reliable and won’t crumble. We say that someone has a “good figure” implying attractiveness.
But what do we mean when we say do good?
Doing good involves leaving sin behind.
- Psalm 34:14 says, “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” I like the MSG version of this verse, “Turn your back on sin; do something good. Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!“
- Romans 8:5-6 says, ” “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
Doing good involves creating a peaceful home.
- Proverbs 21:9 reminds us, “It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.”
- Isaiah 32:17 says, “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.”
Doing good means serving one another.
- 1 Peter 4:10 says, “ Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.“
- Galatians 5:13 says, “My brothers and sisters, you were chosen to be free. But don’t use your freedom as an excuse to live under the power of sin. Instead, serve one another in love.“
- Proverbs 11:25 says, “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.”
Remind one another of God’s goodness.
- Psalm 27:13-14 says, “Here is something I am still sure of: I will see the Lord’s goodness while I’m still alive. Wait for the Lord. Be strong and don’t lose hope. Wait for the Lord.”
- 2 Peter 1:3 says, “God’s power has given us everything we need to lead a godly life. All of this has come to us because we know the God who chose us. He chose us because of his own glory and goodness.”
Ecclesiastes 3 says there is a time for everything, and that there is nothing better than for us to do good while we live. Practice goodness in your marriage.
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